7Days: Regional arts and entertainment, by Michael Harrington
Sunday Who done it? The world's best-selling mystery, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, follows a disparate group of 10 people to a remote island resort where they fall afoul of a murderer, one by one. Can they find the killer among them before it's to
Who done it? The world's best-selling mystery, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, follows a disparate group of 10 people to a remote island resort where they fall afoul of a murderer, one by one. Can they find the killer among them before it's too late? The show goes on at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., and continues on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule to April 26. Tickets are $20 to $85. Call 215-574-3550. . . . The world's greatest detective, of course, is Sherlock Holmes. Ken Ludwig puts a comedic spin on one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's best novels in Baskerville, about Holmes' investigation of a big, brutal, murderous dog. The show goes on at 2 p.m. Sunday at the McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, and continues with shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Tickets are $25 to $92.50. Call 609-258-2787.
Home movies For her latest production, New York-based artist and filmmaker Jennie Thwing collected stories from Philadelphians and shot long-exposure stop-motion animated films. The Home Project is at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists Gallery in the Barclay, Third Floor, 237 S. 18th St., through Friday. Admission is free. Call 215-546-7775.
The art of living Mario Martone's gorgeously photographed Il Giovane Favoloso (Leopardi) follows the great Italian Romantic poet and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi through his short life, contemplating the extremes of human thought and action. The film screens at 7 p.m. at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Admission is free. Call 215-387-5125.
The golden touch Gordion, the capital city of ancient Phrygia and once the home of the legendary King Midas, has been the site of archaeological excavations by the University of Pennsylvania since 1950. Curator C. Brian Rose and architecture historian Frank Matero discuss current fieldwork at the site in Turkey - including the discoveries of new fortifications and a massive "Midas Mound" - in the lecture Revealing the City of King Midas: Archaeology and Conservation at Gordion at 6 p.m. at the Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Admission is free. Call 215-898-4000.
The time of your life The moral, as ever, is the same: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Ever! The musical Dirty Dancing, based on the hit 1987 movie, goes on at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets, and continues on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule to April 5. Tickets are $20 to $115.50. Call 215-731-3333.
Chamber music The luminous violinist Lisa Batiashvili plays works by Schubert, Bach, Telemann, and Beethoven in a recital at 8 p.m. at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater, Broad and Spruce Streets. Tickets are $24. Call 215-569-8080.
Dance dance The expressive Koresh Dance Company performs at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $35; $30 seniors; $25 students. Call 215-985-0420.
Friday & Saturday
Glam rock Party like it's 1974 with Fishtown's glittering, platform-shoed retro-rockers Creem Circus, celebrating the release of its debut record, Rock and/or Roll, at Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. Second St., at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $14 (includes record). Call 215-238-0660.
Lift every voice The resolute Philadelphia Singers may be winding down, but not without a few interesting turns, such as this double bill of one-act "choral operas": Jake Heggie's The Radio Hour, in which the chorus serves as the voice of the main character, and Gian Carlo Menotti's allegorical The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore, in which a poet takes his fantastical pets for a walk. The program goes on at the Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25; $10 students. Call 215-751-9494.